2 servers, only one domain controller

May 21, 2010 at 15:07:21
Specs: Windows XP
I have a Win2000 Server acting as the domain controller.

I have a Win2003 server that is configured to become the new main server AND domain controller.

I need to add the 2003 server to the network ASAP, but do NOT want to swap DC roles just yet.

Is there just a single "service" on the win2003 box I can stop?

Thanks


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May 21, 2010 at 15:24:47
You appear to be missing some information about AD from your statement. You can bring the 2003 server in as a DC and not move any roles.

Have your run adprep on the 2000 DC?
You can't add the 2003 as a DC until you do.

The two can live side by side as DCs and you will notice no difference.

Have you read how to do a proper migration from 2000 to 2003? Almost sounds like you are thinking of using the 2003 DC to replace the 2000 DC. Doing so creates a new forest/domain as well as having to create users and join wksts to the domain again.


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